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Health nuts

Editorial Board

November 1, 2007


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Keeping healthy can seem like a daunting task when the temperatures begin to drop and stress levels begin to rise, but personal health is of the utmost importance for students. Staying healthy involves more than simply visiting the Simon Rec and eating foods from Terra Ve. All of us must stay healthy...

Colbert character confuses

Editorial Board

November 1, 2007


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Stephen Colbert tried to run for president of the United States . in South Carolina, at least. Colbert, whose fame is constantly hitting new levels as he reaches out to his audience, is a man of two faces: the character and the real person. The problem with Colbert running for president is that the...

Slutty sells

Editorial Board

October 25, 2007


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A trip to a costume store can be a maddening and harrowing experience. Halloween has evolved, from being a celebration for children in which they receive free candy and get to stay up late, to an often unseemly celebration of skin and debauchery. Though the day gives many the excuses to wear masks and...

Going green affects all

Editorial Board

October 25, 2007


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In the course of automotive history, there have been countless breakthroughs in research and development. Modern times are no different. We now have cars that can parallel park themselves and obey our spoken commands, but, until recently, they all ran on gasoline. Times are changing, and we now stand...

Another tough sell

Editorial Board

October 11, 2007


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Selling a school, much like selling a hospital, can be risky business. Saint Louis University recently announced that it was in talks with friendly neighbor Washington University, about the possible sale of SLU's School of Public Health. We can only plead for patience and consideration for the sake of...

‘Body Worlds’ arrives

Editorial Board

October 11, 2007


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An exhibit has rolled into St. Louis and is now showing at the Saint Louis Science Center in all its human gory. The exhibit that is raising eyebrows and awareness is "Body Worlds 3"-an exhibit that showcases real human bodies, that have been frozen through a scientific process called "plastination,"...

Facebook friction

Editorial Board

October 4, 2007


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Much media attention has been given lately to the Internet darling Facebook. Potential offers from technology giants Microsoft and Google rate the value of Facebook at over $10 billion. The estimated 200,000 new Facebook members added each day dwarf, in significance, the staggering sum that companies...

Hitchin’ a ride

Editorial Board

October 4, 2007


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It is never too early to begin planning trips home for the holidays. Though Thanksgiving seems far off, and Christmas is an eternity away, Fall Break is fast approaching and going home for the holiday may be difficult for those who depend on airlines. According to recent government statistics, airlines...

Safety first

Editorial Board

October 4, 2007


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The Saint Louis University campus is an ever-expanding, ever-changing entity. As the campus continues to grow and evolve, one of the most important aspects that must also continue to expand and change is the security on and around campus. The Department of Public Safety recently wished farewell to longtime...

Sounds of freedom

Editorial Board

September 27, 2007


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"Land of the free, home of the brave" took on new meaning recently when Columbia University hosted Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The president of the Middle Eastern nation spoke at the university, dropping hints that the Holocaust was a lie, that the state of Israel should be abolished, that...

Homecoming blues

Editorial Board

September 27, 2007


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What are you doing for Homecoming? If you attend Saint Louis University, chances are good that you won't be doing much. Although the Homecoming celebration is relatively new-certainly relative to the nearly century- old celebration at the University of Missouri-Columbia-the excitement levels surrounding...

In search of taste

Editorial Board

September 20, 2007


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Taste is a personal matter. Problems begin to crop up when taste becomes a public affair. In a recent edition of The Recorder, a student-run newspaper for Central Connecticut State University, a comic strip was published that has prompted powerful reactions from the public. The comic strip was create...

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